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do i need a sound card for my set up?

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really depends what you're using your machine for.

I personally use onboard, is it the best? No it's not. But given my crappy sound situation at the moment it doesn't really matter. If you have a half decent speaker setup and you enjoy watching films, listening to music etc etc, yes, it might be worth it.


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to be more apparent, do i need a sound card just to get sound from my computer?
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No, the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO has onboard audio.
    
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You can run audio via the HDMI through your GPU. You would require a display with HDMI and loudspeakers or an AV reciever though.

The green audio port on your motherboard is your main audio out port for analogue. These use 3.5mm jacks. You can use a 3.5mm to Phono convertor for use with audio systems via auxillary ports...



...or buy a set of PC speakers which should come with all you need to get you started

You also have an optical out port for digital.


Edited by Lifeshield - 2/24/11 at 3:47pm
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Nah, stick to on board.
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